Data Transfer Project

Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter commit to open source data portability

Several of the world's biggest tech brands announced plans to allow users to transfer their data from one platform to...

July 20th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Facebook privacy problems

Toronto man sues Facebook $500,000 for ‘anxiety’ related to Cambridge Analytica breach

A Toronto resident is suing Facebook for $500,000 in relation to the Cambridge Analytica privacy breach. Alfonzo Mattucci has filed...

July 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

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Hashtag Trending – Ex-Apple employee charged by FBI; U.K. fines Facebook; Tesla expands in Shanghai

An ex-Apple employee gets charged by the FBI, the U.K. fines Facebook for breaching the Data Protection Act, and Tesla...

July 12th, 2018 Alex Coop

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Hashtag Trending – Facebook gave 61 firms extended access to user data; Mario app makes $60M; Samsung devices sharing pics?

Facebook let 61 companies keep accessing user data, Cambridge Analytica-style, after officially banning the practice in 2014. Super Mario Run,...

July 4th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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Hashtag Trending – California passes new privacy law; Adidas gets hacked; AI companion heads to space

California passes a new data privacy law, Adidas reports a data breach, and a robot named CIMON joins astronauts in...

July 3rd, 2018 Alex Coop

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Hashtag Trending – Facebook’s new eye-opening feature; Tesla sues former employee; EU measure could tax internet links

Facebook reveals a new AI-powered feature. Tesla sues the former employee allegedly behind its recent sabotage. And it turns out...

June 21st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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Hashtag Trending – Tesla being sabotaged, Uber tests new cheaper fare feature, autoplay video ads coming to Facebook Messenger

Tesla is apparently being sabotaged, Uber is testing a new feature that lets passengers wait for cheaper fares, and Facebook...

June 20th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

Workshops for women in technology are failing women

The gender gap in the technology sector is no secret. While women make up 40 per cent of the world’s...

June 19th, 2018 Mandy Kovacs

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Hashtag Trending – Toronto’s Big Data conference; Facebook glitch makes private posts public; goodbye to memes?

4000 participants will be descending onto the 6ix this week for the Big Data Toronto Conference and Expo. A Facebook...

June 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood